Mark AJ Nazal, an Emmy Award-winning visual effect artist and Sylvia Ray, independent filmmaker, direct, and screenwriter, have more in common than a passion for filma: both use AERO series laptops.
According to Gigabyte, 120 million people around the world buy gaming laptops even though they’re creating content. If you’re one of them, Gigabyte has a message for you: Working with HD, 3D and heavy multi-tasking workflows needs more than what a gaming laptop can deliver. Gigabyte brings you the closest thing to a custom build laptop especially designed for creative professionals offering no compromise, all performance.
Still, the company knows that everyone needs to take a break sometimes, and is aware that creators love to game, too. That’s why the AERO laptops offer all the power for creating and speed enough for gaming. This means there is no compromise when you decide to play. Choose 4K UHD HDR screen or Full HD 144Hz high refresh rate display to experience smooth gaming. Plus the super-dazzling RGB Fusion 2.0 keyboard, which supports 16.67 million colors of backlight and allowing users to customize their keyboards with their own flare and style. Stand out, stand up and take names with the push of a button.
30% faster in Cinema 4D
The AERO laptops though, were designed for creators, and come with 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 SUPER graphics, complete with a free Adobe Creative Cloud 3-month subscription— a giveaway that is worth US$238.47 — offered by major GPU manufacturer NVIDIA. Two models are available: 15-inch AERO 15 OLED with 4K UHD display; 17-inch AERO 17 HDR; 15-inch AERO 15 with FHD 144Hz; and 17-inch AERO 17 with FHD 144Hz.
The Red Dot Award-winning AERO series creator laptops are also the world’s first Microsoft Azure AI notebooks. Gigabyte’s laptops are equipped with artificial intelligence that detects the use of applications and collects configuration data of processors, graphics, and fans. Learning from the Azure cloud-based database, the AI automatically optimizes the laptop’s configuration to offer a stable and comfortable work environment for creators, thus eliminating the need for manual configurations.
With Intel Core i9-10980HK processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics cards, and improved AI, the new laptops receive a significant boost in performance, executing 3D rendering on Cinema 4D 30% faster than the previous generation could, according to tests from Gigabyte. Adobe Photoshop benefits from a 14% speed improvement, while Adobe After Effects sees a 27% boost in performance.
Creators using the AERO Series
One of the creators currently using AERO 17 HDR for their creative works is Mark AJ Nazal, an Emmy Award-winning visual effect artist involved in the productions of famous TV series including Lucifer and Westworld. Nazal stated that his AERO laptop is fitted with a processor and graphics that boost his work efficiency by enabling him to conduct a fast preview in the editing software, and that the portability of the laptop allows him to work efficiently on the road.
“I knew the color was off for the longest time and DaVinci Resolve actually stopped working on my PC for some reason,” said Sylvia Ray, independent filmmaker, direct, and screenwriter, “until I got my hands on AERO 15 OLED, I was able to see clearly what was working and what was not, and make the adjustments I needed to make. When I had my final export for the pilot, editing the trailer was a cinch and took less than a minute to export I believe.”
AERO series laptops are the first to be fitted with a Samsung AMOLED display, which not only supports 100% DCI-P3, a standard gamut for digital contents, but also conforms to VESA Display HDR 400 True Black standard. Compared to LCD, which supports sRGB gamut, AERO’s display is able to show 25% more color and details. All displays are Xrite Pantone certified and calibrated with professional color calibrators. Whereas most manufacturers only test samples, Gigabyte insists on calibrating every single display to ensure that every AERO laptop shows the most accurate color to its user.